Global Education

Taking More Seats on Campus, Foreigners Also Pay the Freight

This is the University of Washington’s new math: 18 percent of its freshmen come from abroad, most from China. Each pays tuition of $28,059, about three times as much as students from Washington State. And that, according to the dean of admissions, is how low-income Washingtonians — more than a quarter of the class — get a free ride.

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Study Abroad Is Necessity, Not Luxury (Opinion)

Even in challenging economic times, making sure that study abroad is part of our college students' education is a vital investment.

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Hendrix Receives Another National Award

Hendrix College was selected to receive the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s 2012 Andrew Heiskell Award for International Partnerships for its leadership role in the development of the Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program.

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Bethel University Students Safe After Belgium Hostel Fire

More than two dozen students and professors from Bethel University were able to escape a fire Thursday at a hostel in Brussels, Belgium.

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Colleges Slower to Branch Out Abroad

After a decade of rapid growth, universities have slowed their pace of opening branch campuses abroad, and much of the activity has moved from the Middle East to the Far East, according to a survey by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, a private British research group, scheduled for release Thursday.

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Dartmouth Student Dies During Study Abroad In Barcelona

More than 100 Dartmouth College students turned out for an informal gathering at the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity house Sunday to remember classmate Crispin Scott, Dartmouth spokesman Roddy Young said Monday.

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Asian Firms Tap Western Business Schools

Fueled by an appetite for growth, corporations in China, India and other markets in Asia are sending an army of managers and executives to Western business schools to groom future leaders.

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Reservations on Studying in Egypt

In recent years, the Middle East has become an increasingly popular spot for American college students on study-abroad programs, choosing Arab over French or German and the dusty capitals of Damascus and Cairo over Berlin or Madrid.

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Update: Qatar Campuses

The trend of opening branch campuses overseas is cyclical. When things are good, institutions look outside their borders. When things get bad, institutions tend to retract those tentacles. However, Education City in Qatar, which opened in 2001 after six years of planning from the Qatar Foundation and now has seven higher ed institutions, is going strong.

In November, Northwestern University in Qatar broke ground on a new 32,520-square meter building to house its media, communication, and journalism school. Northwestern University (Ill.) founded its Qatar branch in 2008.

Kean University Gets Approval From Chinese Government To Build Degree-Granting Campus

The Chinese government has approved Kean University’s preliminary plans to establish a degree-granting branch campus in Zhejiang Province, officials from the Union Township-based school said today.

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